My new project is a blog about local, seasonal, and interesting regional food and drink in New England, in the far northeastern corner of the USA.
Every Saturday my wife and I go for a long drive somewhere, and we invariably stumble upon something of interest to our foodie friends. I often make a Sunday dinner inspired by our discoveries, or to explore some theme in ingredients, geography, or history. Friends at work, relatives, and others are forever asking about our latest adventures, so I decided to record them online at http://www.foodiepilgrim.com/
. I don't expect it to be of great interest to people outside of New England, but dedicated cooks might enjoy reading the content and adding their thoughts and recipes.
At HarnCon Ottawa, I handed over the reins of the writers group to Brent Bailey and Dan Bell, who had shown such excellent aptitude for pushing product through the cumbersome CGI system. I had written for CGI for 15 years (I think longer than anyone except NRC) and had made many contributions. I appreciate the support and the criticism of this community. The best thing you can do to keep the writers motivated is to offer feedback, especially positive feedback!
My retirement was not a surprise; I had mentioned my plan a couple of months before, and we spent those months working out a seamless succession. Brent and Dan have the keys to the hovercraft now and I have full faith in their abilities.
I had one big project still on the drawing board that won't be finished unless someone takes it up. I have INDD files, but those memories are fading. I started this thread to find someone to take up that last group of articles, all relating to underground adventuring. I think old-fashioned dungeoneering is underrepresented on Harn, and these articles have the potential to draw in new blood from other more dungeon-oriented systems.
Since handing off the writers group, I have pretty well retired from Harn and gaming. I am not selling all my HarnStuff! I may be back someday, but for now I want to concentrate my energies on the Foodie Pilgrim website. It has not yet gone live, but all of my old pals here are welcome to visit the site and offer constructive feedback. Anybody can read, but you must sign up to comment. I am currently manually approving new accounts, so if I am not familiar with your email address, consider writing to me at email@example.com
to let me know that you are a real person.
Thank you everyone, for all your support and well-intentioned criticism. Please keep the faith, and remember to be nice to your dedicated fanon and canon writers, mappers, artists, and editors!